ENGL 222

British Literature II

This course surveys British literature and literary culture from 1660 to 1832, the period in which Britain emerged as the world's first commercial and industrial superpower while it also experienced an immense artistic transformation from the aesthetics of Neoclassicism to those of Romanticism. Students examine the ideas and aesthetics of Restoration Comedy, Augustan Satire, and Romantic lyrical poetry in relation to their political, philosophical, and literary contexts.